Larry Wayne Warneke

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Larry Wayne Warneke passed away Monday, December 6, 2021.

Visitation will be held at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 5 – 8 PM.

Rosary will begin at 6:30 PM.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10 AM.

Larry was born April 2, 1952 in Temple. He was the second child born, only by 11 months, to Dwyane Warneke and Leatrice Baggett Warneke. They lived in Temple, Otto, Axtell, Riesel, and Mart areas.

He went to Axtell ISD in 1st grade and Riesel ISD from 2nd grade all the way through high school. He went on to MCC and received his associates degree in business, continuing his education at Baylor University receiving his computer science degree. He started beauty school during his junior year in high school. He was a hairdresser for 51 years and worked through Friday and passed on Monday.

Larry was never married and had no children. He had two nephews and two nieces that he doted on and loved. He had many great nephews and nieces with one soon to be born. He was Catholic and became a Eucharist minister. He was very active in the Historic Waco Foundation and was a Docent for the old historic Waco Homes. He loved swimming and he was a wonderful chef and enjoyed cooking for his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dwyane in 1972; mother, Leatrice in 2017.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia Patterson and husband Jack of Marlin; brothers, Steve Warneke of Robinson, and Dwyane Warneke and wife Linda of Waco; nephews, Lee and Garrison; nieces, Stefanie, and Peyton; seven great nieces and nephews; friends, Charlie Mason, and Denise Johnson, and many co—workers, friends and family.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

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Condolence Messages

  1. My deepest condolences to you and your family, he was a wonderful man he knew no strangers.

  2. Barbara A Olson 156 Pleasant Grove Lane

    Enjoyed having him as a neighbor!

  3. So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

  4. Phil & La Donna Reyna

    Larry was the boldest, most entertaining person. He was up beat and genuine anytime we spent time together. We know he will be deeply missed by his friends and

  5. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  6. Larry was indeed a fine guy and a wonderful friend to many. He will be greatly missed!

  7. I was saddened by the news of my friend Larry’s passing. I saw him on November 23 when we ran into each other at a local restaurant. We agreed to get together after the first of the year. God had other plans. Larry was a very giving person, a great friend , and a very talented individual . He was dedicated to his profession throughout his career, working even when he broke his wrist, after surgeries, and even until his passing. My condolences to the family. I pray for peace and comfort for each of you.

  8. Dear Larry, you we are so great full for having to meet and know you. We send your family and friends our sincere and heartfelt condolences. May God Bless you and grant you peace. In our hearts until we se each other again.
    Martin Rios & Charles Dove

  9. Judy and Stan Peters

    We are sorry Dwyane and Linda
    May he rest in peace.

  10. Sue (Marley) Derrick

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of my dear childhood friend. We used to have such fun times. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many! Rest in Peace Bubba!

  11. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words…even though you were his first client to have a haircut when we were just children!

  12. Elizabeth Wicklund

    Larry was my mother’s hairdresser for many years. Having him do her hair was sometimes the highlight of her week! As she aged, he continued to treat her with such kindness and respect, often having to help her come in and leave. She loved visiting with him and he always made her smile. I was always so grateful for him. He is gone too soon and I know he will be missed by many. God bless.

  13. Larry was so gifted…we’d discuss history , art, books,travels, genealogy etc over the 40 yrs he “styled” my hair. He became a friend, quasi-therapist and “Man of All Seasons.” My heart hurts ,but he’s at peace and I thank the Lord for allowing our lives to cross. You fought the fight and taught us not to give but preserve. Miss you dear friend

  14. Met Larry when he was at beautiful reflections. Had the pleasure to work with him at stylus and company and now at the salon @ ridgewood.He was always there for you no matter the circumstance. He was truly a sweet kind hearted man. We will miss him tremendously.praying for all of your family .

  15. So sad to here Larry had health issues preceding his passing. I knew him when he was a member at St Jerome’s, he was always smiling and friendly.

  16. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. I never met Larry, but I worked with his Mother, my dear friend Leatrice for many, many years and she and I were best friends so I felt like I knew him . Larry’s sister ,Patti and I have been close for a long time as well, so I’ve always heard them both speak so graciously of Larry. My deepest sympathy for his familyat this very difficult time. May God bless you all and give you strength in the days ahead. Love you Patti♥️

  18. I’m so grateful we got to have dinner with you a couple of days before. It was always so fun catching up with you and hearing all of your fun stories. You always had something funny to talk about. And I loved our conversations about food!!! Sharing recipes with you meant a lot to me.

  19. Ron & Denise Fenk

    My Dear friend I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll just keep it short, very short…So, so many wonderful memories! You put up a GREAT fight, fought to the end, & lived every second that you were given. My heart is heavy but, I know you are in a much better place! Until we meet again you BOBB, GODSPEED! We LOVE YOU!

  20. What can I say about my dear friend of 47 years…Larry was a very special friend who was always there for me no matter what was going on in our lives. It didn’t matter how often we saw each other as the second we were together it was as if we had seen each other the day before. He was one of the most kindhearted, generous, loyal and most of all, enjoyable and entertaining person to be around. We always had such a good time no matter what we may have been doing. My heart goes out to his family and his many friends as I know they all cherished and loved him as much as I did. Larry, you will be dearly missed but never forgotten!

  21. John and Kathy Ballmann

    Our condolences to you Dwayne and Linda over your loss. We pray God grants you both peace and comfort during this time.

  22. I was sorry to hear about Larry passing. I have known Larry since college. I me Larry through my uncle Gerald. He was a good friend. He was talented, and funny, great cook. He will not be forgotten. I pray God’s peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  23. We had the great pleasure of meeting Larry, appreciating his genuineness and humor, and admiring his courage quite recently, thanks to our mutual friends, Charlie and Robert, in San Antonio. Although our friendship with Larry did not have the history of many of his friends, it didn’t take us long to observe what a fine person he was. And so, we extend our sympathy — not only to Larry’s family–but also to the many long-time friends and “recent” friends who will miss and cherish memories of Larry for a long time to come. Prayers for all of you.

    Ann and John Woody

  24. Debbie Hall, Temple Texas

    I wish to express my condolences to all of Larry’s family. He was a kind and thoughtful person.
    I know that he and his mom are having a good time seeing each other again and catching up with all of the news.
    Rest In Peace because you are in pain no longer.
    God bless all of you.

  25. I was so sorry to hear that Larry had passed. I had been trying to reconnect with him for a year or so and had been unable to do so. He was a great friend in high school in Riesel and I had wanted to see how he was doing. I knew he must be a wonderful hair stylist because he was so good when I knew him. It sounds like he went on being the wonderful and kind person I knew in school.

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